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the soda industry for the obesity crisis. >> if the pressure passes, they will become the first city in the country to impose such a tax. >>> now two new high-rise apartment buildings have the green lean. they will go up on south and market in santa clara and a 347 unit building will go up on car lyle street and many people -- carlyle talked with and many of them agreed. >> we can always go and listen to music so that is always good. >> they are looking for an active downtown and they are staying away and in stead, they will set it up in terms of the area, sal has more. >>> guys, this morning we do have some fog to deal with and steve and i will be telling you, we will become the fog brothers. i mean cars are driving through but it is just going to be favored visibility and you can see traffic is moving along relatively well. we will each an eye on that for you. and the commute is off to a good buts foggy start, let's go to steve. >>> all right, good morning, a pretty strong system is out here and it has tapped into some moisture. it is a arriving sooner with the remains of sandy and
. if it passes, richmond will be the first city to impose such a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 in bethlehem baptist church in richmond. >>> good afternoon to you, a cooling trend is under way as we run through monday and the week ahead. we have temperatures slightly cooler. given your little look at the sunshine over parts of the east bay. meanwhile, inside the bay and along the coast, the fog is still pretty thick. the national weather service has issued a dense fog advisory from inside the bay as well as the coast lasting through the afternoon. i want to head to the east coast. the winds gusting anywhere from 60-70 miles an hour. the storm surge is battling the coastline. you could see at the still photo, we have blizzard conditions around the appalachian. we have the coast being pounded into new jersey an the new york harbor 60 miles out. so sandy is on the way ashore and it should make landfall in the next couple of hours. >>> here in the pacific, we've got some changes on the way. take a look at the system here. ironically, sandy is telling this system, we expect t
here in maryland. a big mess is left to clean up in one spot, ocean city, we first began reporting the problems as san day made her way to landfall. tim is live. >> reporter: the freezing rain has let up a bit. we are getting it on and off and the wind gusts that you saw yesterday are gone. sandy was the uponster that we all -- monster that we all feared. it's going to take days to determine the devastation. millions of americans are waking up impacted. 5million americans are without power this morning. new york city, lower manhattan devastated, encountered severe flooding, stock exchange is not going to open today. new jersey, parts of new jersey are completely under water. people needing to be rescued and evacuated. one hospital in lower manhattan had to be evacuated. small babies. it was a devastating storm, enormous surge, 13 feet in new york city. people stranded all throughout the region and 8 states that are going to have snow. >> tim, where you are in ocean city, maryland, there at the point of the atlantic ocean, you are trapped there. there was a mandatory evacuation set
. blumberg said he spoke with the president and his team of staff tuesday and the city would but first thehem city officials have a lot of things to do. is blamed for 50 nearly 70the u.s. and more and caribbean. the storm left 8 million customers without power nationwide. working around the clock thery to restore power to customersousands of in the d.c. region. they are making progress. numbersok at the latest -- most of those outages are in anne arundel county. power outages could make the tricky forittle headed back to school this morning and people get to work. out another school closed, in howard bowman bridge. those at the top of the screen. brianne carter has more. morning. prince george's county schools announcement yesterday schools would be open but that the appeal -- but xl academy -- excel academy, the lights are willut we don't know if it reopen. is not beente updated. we called a 24-hour weather line. queen elementary school, we're not sure about that school either. we are still waiting on that. has been out at these two schools. the power companies have been working around the c
for today's trivia. in 1962, which city hosted its first-ever world series games? a. kansas city b. minneapolis c. san francisco the answer still to come this midday! time for sports. the white sox have shuffled the front office with some familiar faces. kenny williams and rick hahn have both been promoted. williams will now oversee baseball operations as executive vice president, while hahn becomes the new general manager. williams has been the g-m for 13 years, and constructed the 2005 world series team. now he'll deal with off- the- field issues, like boosting attendance. hahn most recently served as assistant g-m, and has been pursued by many teams over the years. he'll immediately have to make decisions on free agents like jake peavy, a-j pierzynski, and kevin youkilis. the tigers trying to even the world series against the giants. it scoreless with no outs in the second inning. delmon young grounds one down the line. prince fielder is sent home from first base, but the relay throw is on time and he's out. still no score in the seventh brandon crawford grounds into a double p
. they may be the first place raiders. oakland plans to keep their hopes alive in kansas city, next. ,,,, get sleep train's very best mattresses at the guaranteed lowest price. plus, pay no interest for 3 years on the best brand-name mattress sets. but the best rest event ends sunday at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ five straight games at arrod stadium, tryin' to make it d close in on first place in e afc west... tanford routt >>> resurging raiders won five straight games. closing in first place in the afc west. didn't take long to get reacquainted. first play, he ticked off carson palmer. and he gets the second interception. and the chiefs didn't put any points on the board as a result of that turnover. raiders up '-0. braidies win on the back. and that's the safety's first interception of the year. and palmer drives the raiders into the red zone, where he does a nice job. ap this is the touchdown pass right through his hand. raiders settled for another field goal. the raiders defense, and knocked him out of the game. he took a beating. he left the game with a he
, richmond would become the country's first city to impose such a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 at bethlehem hem missionary baptist church in richmond. >> 6:25. >>> a big celebration in san francisco civic center last night. thousands gather to watch the giants win the world series. [ cheering ] the chain was flowing out -- champagne were flowing out there although fans were not supposed to have alcohol in the plaza. mayor lee wanted to give families chance to cheer on the giants together. >> i knew it was going to happen. you know, it was already written, and the giants, they came through with flying colors. number one, baby! number one! [ cheering ] >> this is not the first time fans have been invite to the civic center plaza. more than 7,000 fans were there to watch the giants win the world series in 2010. >>> now, the city of san francisco's preparing a victory parade for the giants this wednesday, halloween. just like in 2010, the ticker- tape parade will start at the foot of market street at 11:00 a.m. and go down market street to civic center plaza. >>> a
to improve anytime soon. brad has been in ocean city, md., sandy first arrived. some shelterg right now. i thought this was going to calm down. in fact, the wind speed has storm hasbecause the tooser as it came shore in new jersey. ,t is nasty looking, certainly are about half the what they were when [inaudible] blowing in.n stille you can see which way the wind blowing. are heading toward another in a few hours. we had a high tide this morning at 8:00 that was pretty dramatic. up and overoming the sea wall. pretty substantial. this is an example of the power of those waves. is one of the benches they very heavy cast-iron bench. it was drawn into this garden. as was this bench. another one over there. it is pretty much like that up and down the boardwalk. you can see some of the debris out here. you can see the sand starting to on the boardwalk as the and thecomes exposed comes walking around the buildings. -- would been around the buildings. about theconcern flooding and there was a lot of flooding in ocean city big 16 street south all the way to the image, a block behind the boardwalk, a
., the first signs of the approaching storm can also be felt. authorities have closed the city's beach. >> this is a big one. it is supposed to be huge. everybody is supposed to evacuate from 17th street down. >> this is almost a ghost town. the residents have either left or barricaded themselves inside their homes. only a couple of daring beachgoers remain. >> [no audio] >> further north, in new york, preparations have been underway for days. people in low-lying areas are bracing themselves for flooding. at this long beach hospital, several buildings are being evacuated. almost 400,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. the mass transit has been shut down. >> i think it is ridiculous. new york city is a melting pot of people going to work and trying to make a living and we cannot even get around. i did not even know what i'm doing. >> president obama has canceled campaign stops. he urged residents to take all precautions. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic, going north, that you need to take this very seriously and follow
on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108-year history. and no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues and evacuations. and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >> worst thing i ever saw. a lot of people are saying that. let's go to katherine craig from our new york station wnbc. she's live in lower manhattan. katherine, one of the big issues down there, the power is out, hundreds of thousands of people affected. >> exactly. >> reporter: it will take days to get power restored. what workers are doing out here, you see consolidated edison workers here trying to restore power. some other crews are also trying to pump out water from the basements of office buildings. something you really don't see in lower manhattan n financial area. you don't see the sump pumps pumping,
towards ocean city right now. when we first got to ocean city, one of the first things that we noticed was the pier, that fishing gear that was down in the area of the inlet. >> we did see video a little earlier. that was amazing. >> let's go to lowell melser now in ocean city. compared to yesterday, you look relatively dry right now. >> i am dry, as a matter of fact. the temperature has really dropped. i think roy was talking about the fishing pier. we had that in one of our stories earlier. most of the front of it got wiped out. the beach erosion that happen here, you can see here a lot of the damage to the fencing that was done and a lot of the sand that was pushed over the dunes. the army corps of engineers was going up and down the coast, assessing all the damage that has been done here. while they did do their job to protect the homes and businesses behind them, they did manage to erode some of the area here. they will spend the next couple of days trying to assess the situation here as far as what was done to the sand dunes. atll have more coming up 6:00. lowell melser, wbal-tv
is making an early debut. cam mems, donkey and sheep arrived at radio city for the first days of rehearsals. they'll be part of the living nativity segment at the radio city spectacular. no word on the they'll join in in the famous kick line. >>> it can get i have slous in the world of bankers, at least in hong kong where bankers and hedge fund managers jump in the ring to raise money for children's charities. they sometimes train for six months to come out on top. according to one competitor, the hardest part of training was not drinking any beer. >> spoken straight from a banker. >> exactly. >> sitting at the bar. >> it's okay to offend bankers now. >> it's the cool thing to do apparently. >> it used to be the irs. now it's bankers. >>> time now for a early look at the stories we'll follow throughout the day on nbc. two teenage boys accused of killing 12-year-old pasquale. her body was discovered in a recycling bin two days later. the brothers ages 15 and 17 have been charged with first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and disposing of a body as well as theft. the shedd aquarium
to fight obesity. if it passes, richmond would become the first city to impose just a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 in richmond. >>> let's quickly check in with sal, see what's happening in the commute. >> let's go out and show -- let's take a look at the commute. 880, a little bit slow as you come through. bay bridge toll plaza that is backed up for a 20-minute delay. if you are in san jose, northbound 101 you will see some slow traffic there. let's go back to the studio. we have fock out there. once that fog burns off and then sunny. a little cooler. we look for rain. so the ra paid looks -- so the parade looks okay. all eyes on sandy. that's off the chart. it's incredible how strong this system is getting stronger. >> how -- >> the eye is almost 25 miles wide. winds, out 1 -- storm winds out 500 miles. >> wow. >> okay. well, that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the mex time news breaks. be sure to join the news at noon for more on hurricane sandy as steve said, it's just about to bear down on the ne
in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >>> new jersey appears to have taken the brunt. the weather channel's dave malkoff is live for us in toms river, new jersey. one of the hfof the hardest hit. thanks for being with us. what's it look like this morning? >> good morning. you can see where we are right now. we are standing right next to a boat. but as we pull out, you can see the boat is nowhere near the marina. we're right in the middle of the highway. the 30-foot boat is just contained of sitting there. if you read the back, it says that it came from beachwood which is down about that way, but if you look acros
. if you are going anywhere, definitely call ahead first. >>> subway system, the city streets, sandy is making a mess of lands marks all over new york city. >> how the super storm took a bite out of one of the buildings in the big apple. . a live shot at the nation's capitol, the capitol building along the mall. see the winds whipping the flags. [ female announcer ] having grands biscuits in the morning is easy. pop them in, go about your business, and in just 15 minutes, your family can enjoy warm fresh from the oven biscuits. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> now, super storm sandy, a live shot in coney island, much of this amusement park, under water is beginning tuesday. a lot of new york and lower manhattan are under water this morning, too. >> new york was hit hard by this storm. the city that never sleeps in the dark, we are talking about roads, subways, they are floo
. tonight, a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of manhatt hathattan closed down. the city remains eerily dark and quiet tonight after a massive superstorm left half the city without power and partially under water. the historic storm continues to wreak havoc up and down the atlantic tee board from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least 13 lives and kaing blackouts and snow storms across the east coast and midwest. terry moran and bill weir will be joining us live from cape may, new jersey, and lake erie, pennsylvania. >>> first we turn to our colleague abc's juju chang who spent the day reporting in lower manhattan and comes to us now from the city's flooded streets. juju, what's the latest? >> reporter: i have to tell you new york felt like a city under siege. we literally had to wade through floodwaters down here in lower manhattan in the mandatory evacuation zone. this storm set the dubious distinction of setting a record storm surge and we watched at its height as the water barrelled ove
in the first place. >> tom: in cities across the u.s., the biggest mortgage lender, wells fargo looking to mend its image after accusations it steered minority homebuyers into sub-prime loans. the bank's strategy is to help certain home buyers with their down payments. as diane eastabook reports cities like chicago are hoping the grants could be a first step in turning around distressed neighborhoods. >> all of you out there probably know what your numbers are. >> reporter: these chicagoans are lining up for what could be a chance of a lifetime. they're applying for $15,000 grants to be used for the purchase of a home. the money is coming from wells fargo and it's part of multi- million dollar national fair lending settlement between the bank, the u.s. justice department, and several states including illinois. >> the programs desire and intent was not only to spark not only the market, but to spark people's imagination to get them interested in buying a home again. >> reporter: the $8 million set aside for the chicago grants could help revitalize neighborhoods hard hit by the housing crisis. to
. it will be in the first week of november before the new york city subway system. 468 station and 68 plus miles of track can reopen. they have been closed since before the storm. jfk airport will possibly open up. we don't know when la guardia or newark airport will open up back for business. airport in boston started slowly the take off and landings. but the tuesday total of cancellation. 18,000 in one day . a lot of folks lost their homes including more than 100 in a fire in breezy point, queens. the damage could top 20 billion and 20 or 30 billion in lost business. those numbers are huge that experts are hoping could be and might be off set by the cost of a repair and rebuilding. back to you in new york. >> thank you, peter. we told you about atlantic city, but just south of there. parts of ocean city, new jersey boardwalk also swept away . sandy swept away much of the town. we are joined where clean up is under way, stephanie. >> it is bad here in ocean city . the bay on one side and ocean on the other. it looks like i am standing on the beach but we are on the fifth street acess point to the boardw
this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of the city are closed down, and this is what manhattan looks like tonight. eerily dark and quiet as this massive superstorm has left half of the city without power and partially under water. at nyu hospital one of the biggest in the city and the country, the backup generators have failed forcing rescue personnel to evacuate patients. this historic storm tonight is wreaking havoc up and down the atlantic seaboard from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least ten lives so far. flooding entire towns, causing blackouts across the midatlantic and midwest and snoerms frwstor maryland to tennessee. juju chang spent the day in lower manhattan and comes to us from the dangerously flooded streetings. what is the latest? >> reporter: we've sent much of this evening wading through the floodwaters ofmanhattan, through the evacuation zone, this storm now has the dubious distinction of setting a record for a record storm surge but it's deceptively calm now, not a lot of rain or wind, we're p
will feel it first, but this storm spreads inland a lot. >> reporter: it does. atlantic city, obviously is going to feel it. one of the first places. once that storm continues on, all of the way to ohio, western pennsylvania, even canada. in atlantic city, they're taking it very seriously, some of the businesses have already been boarding up. only emergency vehicles coming all of the way through. other than that, we're really not going to imagine much more than the storm surge. that's the biggest concern here in atlantic city. in 34 years of legalized gambling this is what has happened, shutdown of casinos three times. irene being the last time. we didn't hit that hard enough, right at the coast, from jersey shore up through new york city, long island, you get the bigger numbers. because of the shape of the land, it's going to help that southwest to -- southeast to the northwest flow. other spots will have a surge. we're talking 60 to 80 miles an hour winds in that red area, boston, pittsburgh is included. washington, d.c., even. the purple area all of the way through maine, 40 to 60-mi
sugerman shows us what the fall classic meanst tot city and its people and -- to the city and its people and has the mood changed too? >> reporter: well, nothing like a home team home run and the first lead of the entire series for detroit. to get fans excited and yes, i heard some loud yelling from the stadium which i hasn't heard in the last -- hadn't heard in the last couple can of days, the region -- couple of days. the region really needs a boost. the following is a tale of two cities. and of how both are trying to ride on a tigers' tale. first, some good news. some detroit real estate is up over 100% this year. >> between 25 and 30. thousand. >> reporter: a similar home like david larson's fixer upper would have cost $10,000 at the beginning of the year. >> this is just detroit. this is all we've ever known. >> detroit has lost the equivalent of one and a half san franciscos. >> reporter: native bill mcgraw who runs the website deadlinedetroit gave us a tour of his city that in fact has lost two-thirds of its population. >> that's really why there's all this vacant lots and empty b
by showing up on election day. nina turner has represented cleveland, ohio, since 2006. first at city hall, now as a state senator. it's great to have you with us today, and the obama campaign touted its early lead there in ohio in the early voting yesterday saying it's not going to let up. as we know, the vice president is there basically all week. the race there will only get more heated with ohio now the top market in the ad spending. i want everybody to take a look at that. $177 million. is president obama's early lead enough to buffer any gains that the romney campaign is expected to make on election day the old fashioned way? >> i believe so, thomas. i mean, ohio is the president's life line. just as we delivered ohio in 2008, we will deliver ohio in 2012. the buckeyes here in the state understand that the president's policies are what are right for the state of ohio from throwing a lifeline to the auto industry to making sure that one of the first pieces of legislation that he signed into law was the lily leadbetter act. we have a governor in governor romney who can't even decide wh
jersey, one of the first areas hit by the storm. one of the worst hit areas, ocean city cannot -- ocean city, was evacuated. there were fears of what the high tide might bring. the executive regional chamber of commerce has been talking today. >> we woke up with stand in our streets, debris all over. -- with stand in our streets, debris all over. our community is going to recover, but right now, we are taking a breath to see how bad it is. we had some solar issues that had to be taking care of. people are still not back on the island because we had wires down and trees down and be it -- debris all over. >> you are out in the city now. describe for us what you can see. >> imad 51st and the beach. the -- i am at 51st and the beach. the streets are full of sand. between the ocean and the street, there's not much there. the ocean is breaking right toward the street at high tide. hadof the dunes that we've in the beach replenishment that we've had is gone. luckily, we are in line to get beach replenishment this year, but right now, it is gone. >> michele speaking to me from ocean city. it is
experienced. our first responders have been doing a heroic job protecting our city and saving lives. they are still sitting lives and conducting search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> good morning, america -- breaking news, a perfect storm. gregg's america -- >> americans woke up to find it all too real. >> a record-breaking loss of power. >> on manhattan island, they are reeling from what happened. >> there is nothing but you can do. the water is just going to come. it is too strong. you have to stand there and let it happen. >> it is a post apocalyptic scene cars swept down the avenue by the force of the water. debris everywhere. she care of believe what she saw. >> can you describe what happened to? gregg's a lot of water. -- >> i lot of water flowing all over. the transistors are blowing up. >> manhattan is the unusually quiet today. swollen waters rose one began with high tide. -- once again with the high tide. >> this gives you an idea of the massive disruption is still causing. >> the subway is paralyzed. and there are no bosses. -- no bu
down here. >> if the sich wawingtuations changes we will be the first to tell you. >> view video on the city docks in annapolis. the water swelled and leaked over the wall and took the town over. stores here in downtown have high water marks and this one won't erase the memory or the mark of isabel. there is some damage in ocean city, but they are cleaning up, not rebuilding. we have more from there tonight. >> reporter: power is still out in large sections but the flood waters have begun to recede and no injuries or deaths. now is the time for a big cheen up. this is where the bar and restaurant at the bay side got hit hard by the hurricane. >> the gazebo is gone and the board walk they were rebuilding is in a parking lot. they did salvage the new angles. they hope to reopen by this weekend. >> let's get at it. >> reporter: crews have been restoring power and a large part of the pier did fall victim and they will inspect the dew system that held back sandy and want to make sure it can hold pack the next one. >> we will go back and see if it needs immediately or it can wait. >> r
, the city first of all they are doing a great job, emergency services. a day in advance, we were able to fit in all the events and functions, but the transportation was a little problem. robert: the owner and operator here at battery garden restaurants. if you are walking around grand central, you may recognize his face from uncle paul's pizza they delivered all the way downtown to our very hungry fox crew. liz: thank you to him. i have been to that wonderful battery gardens restaurant many times. he does a great job, fantastic. thanks to him and all the business owners that who are really putting up the good fight here. speaking of which, you wonder when the markets will start again. will they reopen wednesday? that's the plan right now. you look at the big board and you just see zero, nothing is moving. charlie gasparino was on this story early this morning. >> i think from what i understand it, i'm getting news from exchange officials, there is a 99.9% chance the market ts will be open wednesday. the last thing they want is three days. there's no rule here. we have checked this out. there
in zone a and there are hundreds more in shelters across the city. first i want to thank those who are taking quick action to ensure their own safety and to make it easier for the rest of us. i want to thank all the people that are here working, they are volunteers and doing a phenomenal job and i would like to give everybody a little bit more of an update on the city's preparation for hurricane sandy right now. the hurricane -- earlier today i signed an executive order for t the mandatory evacuation of homes and businesses in -- the low lying coastal areas of the city. to reiterate what are the low-lying areas, zone a included manhattan beach along the east river in brooklyn, all of the rock aways and also hamilton beach and broad channels in queens, all of the coastline in staten island, city island, and another patch of the south bronx, battery park city, and stretches of the the west side water front and of the lower east side village in manhattan. there are two maps on display there, which we have and which we're trying to get. which show the areas as zone a, but the bottom li
of times. this is the first time i've done one in new york city, and it's in a lot of ways a different animal. you learn how fragile a big city can be, a big strong city like this. it's just different, and that surge, as i said, was really something to behold. >> yeah. >> scott cohn, thank you very much. see you later. >>> coming up next, hurricane sandy hitting long island's massapequa hard tonight turning streets into rivers. more on how the storm is ravaging the northeast and how refineries are being affected as well. we'll be back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. sandy has closed several of the region's major refineries. here's a look at the process to reopen these fuel centers. cnbc's sharon epperson has more. >> reporter: getting a refinery back online after a full shutdown due to a hurricane or major storm can be a lengthy multi-phase operation. the first step, returning evacuated personnel to the refinery, could take a few days depending on conditions and surrounding areas. once on location, the crew evaluates the storm damage, like flooding or downed power lines. if the power
rain will be with us for at least the first half of the thursday. we'll be drying out and clearing out in time for the weekend. we have still sunshine. >>> still ahead, why facebook has an important meeting with the leaders of the peninsula city. . >>> wall street is preparing to reopen for business as new york city slowly recovers from the wreckage of hurricane sandy. the new york stock exchange plans to begin trading for the first time since friday. they say the trading floor didn't suffer any damage from the storm. it's the first time since a blizzard in late march of 1888. the bad weather closed the markets for two days in a row. >>> the city council will discuss the expansion of facebook headquarters. facebook currently has a nine building complex for 613 workers. the company has plans to expand with another building for an addition 2800 employees. some people in menlo park has expressed concerns on the expansion it has on local traffic and community services. >>> today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00, we're less than 24 hours from the giant victory parade in san francisco. the fin
because of weather for the first time since 1985. the city subway system used by 5 million people a day was boarded up. the second time it's been shut down. first being last year in the lead up to hurricane irene. >> i need to go to port authority and i need to catch a bus. >> went down here to get her back on the train and i don't think -- i don't know are the buses running? >> reporter: for many new yorkers sunday was a day to prepare for the storm or get out of town. >> we were called several times by our building management company and told we had to evacuate, so we're off. >> reporter: and classes at all public schools today have been cancelled and dozens of schools have been turned into shelters. all broadway shows for tonight have been cancelled. >> the conditions out there are expected to get worse throughout the morning. what's it like out there right now? >> reporter: well right now we're seeing some wind. we are next to the water so this is normally a windy area. we're seeing winds starting to pick up just a little bit. a tiny bit of drizzle. nothing compared to what we're ex
and several fires set around the city. the first fire started around 9:00 last night at 19th and mission. by 11 krn 12, there were two more. within a half hour there was yet another fire a block way. take a look at this picture. if you're just e mailed, it's someone tajing a muni bus last night on market street moments later a mob overturned this bus and set it on fire. abc 7 news is live at the hall of justice. vic? >> the mayor calls those troublemakers hoodlums. the district attorney says he'll prosecute those arrested to the fullest. police chief greg sui says he'll have a better plande withn again. a crowd celebrated after watching the game on the big screen. a peaceful, exuberent crowd. the street parties turned bad. trouble makers overturned cars. they stopped traffic on market street. jumping on taxi cabs. any car was fair game. people set off fire works. some in the crowd broke windows of the bus. but what angered the mayor is this. the burning of another bus. >> burning of muni bus cost almost $1 million. we're going to have to find ways to pay for it as a city. >> revelers set
in with. just ahead the new technology being implemented to help police detect gunfire in the city. but first, when we come back, an exclusive story: the new development in the john wayne gacy case. a mother gets news about her son, believed to be one of the serial killer's 33 victims. [ cat 1 ] i am not a vegetarian... look at these teeth! they're made for meat! [ cat 2 ] do i look like i'm stalking plants? [ male announcer ] most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten but iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, [ cat 3 ] look at this body! under this shiny coat is a lean mean purring machine [ cat 4 ] i am too! hahahaha! [ male announcer ] iams. with 50% more animal protein. [ cat 5 ] yum! [ cat 1 ] i'm an iams cat. feed me what i'm born to eat. meow. an update to a story about wayne gacy. the total last year and a woman had one of the victims exhumed to see if it was in deep her son who was reported missing 36 years ago in 1976. she always had her doubts even though the body was found next to the body of michael's friend a
of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco was taking this event very seriously and i want to commend them. >> reporter: back out live here in up
the first floors in ocean city. talking about the response, we expect to get an update from ocean city officials about 10:00 this morning on the condition and the efforts underway. already this morning we have seen ocean city police and members of the national guard driving along the boardwalk to check out the conditions and to make sure nobody is out here this morning. that is the big concern, for safety and for flooding out here. talking about that in general, we have mandatory evacuations for areas south of this point where we are. 8:00 last night is when there were told to leave by. if you of not been able to leave by now, you have to stay in place. they've closed the bridge from 50 to be able to get in and out. if you are still here, you'll have to stay through the duration of the storm. there were voluntary evacuations for low-lying areas along the delmarva peninsula for people concerned about flooding. we have seen areas boarded up for a precaution for what will come our way. the big concern is we are already starting to see what we're seeing during the height of irene. and we a
. the doors open around 9:00. richmond will host romney on sunday. it's the first stop of a three-city tour for the republican. he will visit virginia at battlefield high school. he will wrap up the day at the farm bureau amphitheater in virginia beach. romney's running mate, paul ryan will stop in bristol and charlottesville. joe biden goes to virginia beach and lynchburg saturday. >> there are major problems with absentee ballots in maryland. they heard from a voter who say he was missing a page of referendum questions. some were the most talked about questions like six on gay marriage and seven on gambling. there are a small number of ballots missing pages. if you have not voted, you can call your local election board for a new ballot. head to www.nbcwashington.com and search ballot for more information. >>> some of those campaign signs you see along roadways on your way to work may be gone, soon. road crews are removing hundreds of those signs in maryland. the state highway administration says many signs were put there illegally. this has nothing to do with politics. the highway adminis
, responding, saving lives, and they are helping the first responders, the volunteers, really the city, state, and federal workers who are doing a heroic job in our great city responding to this worst storm in my lifetime for new york. >> you represent constituents here. >> yes. >> how are they reacting to what's happened? >> they were rising to the occasion. the lower east side and lower west side has absolutely no power. there are no traffic lights. people are helping people cross the street. they were serving as the police directing traffic. they were helping each other. it reminded me of the spirit after 9/11 where everyone did whatever they could to help. but you need the city government, the state government, the federal government to come in and help. mr. romney says rely on the private sector. what if they decide not to fund it? the federal government is there funding disaster relief, disaster coordination. they are moving in supplies and equipment that is needed to help us restore our great city and to help the people. we had a terrible problem with one of our hospitals, new york hos
were atlantic city may be the first financial casualty of the storm. atlantic city about the same kind of lump you see in point pleasant beach. according to the public safety director of atlantic city, the city is basically flooded. it looks like it will be worse than the storm of '62, which was monumental. that is the situation in the city and areas surrounding it. members of the two against retailers in the country to see how they are preparing for hurricane sandy. home depot offering 24/7. liz: joining us now, doug spiron. give us a sense how the operations are going here. are you still selling to people who may need emergency supplies? >> we have 75 stores close as a result, authorities are mandating that. 55 locations are currently closed down. david: what do people need most right now? >> is always the flashlights, batteries, things you want to prepare yourself with before the storm actually hits. david: a lot of people didn't take it seriously enough and this is when people are going out. what do they need? >> i was so focused most same items for the supplies. liz: generators ar
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